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Saturday, October 10, 2015
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(Balla Cashtal)

The old capital of the island with a very long history as the the home of vikings, kings, and government. There is much to see and do in this historical coastal town.

Castletown sits on the site of an ancient volcano. The town was the capital of the island for hundreds of years. The government was run from within it before moving to Douglas and much of what the island is today started in this historical town.

Tracing its origins back to 1090, Castletown holds true as one of the oldest towns in the British Isles. Its narrow streets and small fishing cottages prove this ancient past at every corner. The medieval Castle Rushen, once the home of kings and later government, still dominates the centre of town.

Fishing boats continue to fill the harbour, though Castletown saw the end of major commercial traffic to its port in the 1970's. The on going expansion of financial and industrial businesses in the area keep Castletown on the map as an important island town.

Dates: Tuesday 24 November 2015
Description: Castletown Philatelic Society. Club Auction to be held at the George Hotel, Castletown. George Hotel, The Square, Castletown, 01624670336.
Dates: Friday 27 May 2016 - Monday 30 May 2016
Description: Pre-TT Classic Motorcycle Races. Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races on the Billown Circuit. Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Monday 30th May. ,, Castletown, http://www.southern100.com.
Dates: Saturday 11 June 2016
Description: Post TT Races. Post TT Road Races. ,, Castletown, http://www.southern100.com.
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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